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    Heliamphora misting

    Im kinda noob with heliamphoras. I have only one and it isnt doing great at all. It has only 3 green juneville pitchers left so there is hope. I use tap water to mist everything with my fogger. Could That be the problem?
    And do you have Some tips to care for it.
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    Helis like high humidity and cooler temps. The tap water could certainly be an issue though. The TDS will buildup over time if it doesn't get washed away at some point. Do you happen to know the TDS of your tap water? Tap with a high TDS will cause issues much faster than a low TDS. For example, I can get away with substituting tap water in a pinch with most of my setups because I have a fairly low TDS (~45-55ppm). If it were up in the 500-600ppm range, which isn't all that uncommon, I wouldn't even let it near my plants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axelrod12 View Post
    I can get away with substituting tap water in a pinch with most of my setups because I have a fairly low TDS (~45-55ppm)
    My tap water is around 80 ppm and I use it for everything including my sphagnum cultures with no issue at all.

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    It'd come down to whether it's allowed to accumulate or not then. I don't know how sensitive helis are compared to other CPs. But accumulated salts can have a harmful effect. What are your temps/humidity like?

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    Can you provide pictures and conditions? There is likely more to the decline of your plant than just your misting habits.

    In regards to misting, I have heard that it only stresses out plants if they are in an otherwise dry environment. It would be like aiming a heater at you while you're out in the snow, and then five minutes later taking it away.

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    Agreeing with what has been spoken, we need a lot more detail. What kind of soil does it have (they like a fairly aerated soil)? What are the temperatures (tepuis natives, they like it cool, at least necessary at night)? What kind of lighting do they have (again, high-elevation plants, they need a lot of very strong direct light for good growth)? And water has already been noted....
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    I have it under 55 watt light(?). At day it is 23c and at night it is 15c +-. It is an heterodoxa. The soil is an open ''nepenthes mix'' (imo) that i bought from a carnivorous dealer in the eu. And i give it every week collected rain water from the top. the humidity is at day 80% and at night 90%.
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    The Nepenthes look pretty healthy, so it's hard to tell what is up with your Heli. I'm not too familiar with how Helis work, but I am wondering if it is possible that your Heli is experiencing root shock.

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